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Laurier shares updated strategy for Fall Term instruction amidst evolving COVID-19 concerns

The developing news surrounding COVID-19 continues to influence Wilfrid Laurier and other universities around the world, impacting students in a variety of different ways. According to a news release posted on April 18, Laurier is working alongside public health authorities in order to determine when and how it will be safe for students to return to in-person classroom instruction for […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier announces option to convert final grades to “credit” or “withdraw”

In a statement released on behalf of Maureen Mancuso, interim provost and VP academic, Wilfrid Laurier University has announced their decision to offer undergraduate and graduate students the option to convert their final winter semester grades to a “credit” or a “withdraw.” Normally, this process would require the approval of an academic petition, however, Laurier has waived this former requirement […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·

How students deal with burnout

I, among probably many other students at this time of year, am completely burned out, to the point where I cannot even fathom being fully on top of things and able to move through life as a functional human being who is not constantly having an existential crisis or stress-induced migraines. People told me that third year was going to […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
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Harvard admission offer rescinded because of tweets

On Monday June 17, it was reported that Harvard had rescinded the offer of admission of a boy named Kyle Kashuv.  Kashuv is a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, and the ivy league school retracted their offer of admission after becoming aware of his alleged racist behaviour that had occurred before the shooting in 2018.  The […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
Editorial: Finding happiness in university

Editorial: Finding happiness in university

Finding consistent happiness when multiple aspects of your life are uncertain can be challenging at times, especially during your time in university. I’ve changed my mind about what it is I want to do with my life after I’m finished school too many times to count and spent more time than I’d like to admit panicking about the unpredictability of […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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New class scheduling system raises concerns of students, profs

The new process for scheduling classes at Wilfrid Laurier University was intended to optimize space and make scheduling easier, but has resulted in students and faculty alike expressing concerns over the changes it has produced. “It seems like they really didn’t think about how it would affect their students or even their profs,” said Ivana Ivankovic, a fourth-year Laurier student. […]

by Marissa Evans· · Campus ·